Smocking techniques, free tips how to smock stitches; honeycomb among others
Smocking is one of the most beautiful needlework techniques.
It is easy, simple and gorgeous. After you have embroidered your pleates, it will be elastic.
Tip; it will reduce the size of your fabric, the ratio is about 1:2 or 1:3.
Start with a basic square yoke dress for a little girl for your first project.
Gather the fabric with thread, there are several ways to pleat, this is one of them.
Knot at one end and needle at the other end.
After you have gathered the fabric in the first row, begin with the second row, evenly next the first row.
Keep your stitches straight by using the gathering thread as a guide.
When you are finished, tie off the pleats, two at a time.
Leave enough space between the pleats to embroider, so make the knots not to tight.
some easy smockstitches
some examples of beautiful smocked fabric
embroider roses after you are finished smocking
more smocking ideas
how to embroider roses lesson
again smocking examples
girls smocked dress and how to embroider these roses lesson 2 ( with bullion and knot stitch )
another simple smock stitch
AFTER YOU ARE
FINISHED WITH THE SMOCK WORK YOU HAVE TO PULL OUT THE THREADS.
Before the elastic bands, people used smock needlework to get streched edges
for sleeves and necklines.
How to smock on the machine
Select a straight stitch on your machine, 4 or 5, and thread your machine with thin elastic thread.
The upper sewing thread can be a nice shiny embroider yarn.
The right side of the fabric is facing you and the elastic yarn will be at the back of the fabric.
this way of sewing as a guide, do not cut the yarn at the end of the row,
but turn 2 times and sew the second row, evenly next to the first row, about one cm apart.
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